Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Fine Art - part-time BA (Hons) Degree

Course Type: Degree and university-level, Adult qualifications and professional Campus: West Durrington Campus

This is the part-time version of the BA degree in Fine Art.

This course provides a stimulating creative environment where students can develop their own studio practice as professional artists.

Key features

  • Supportive, challenging, creative environment
  • Small group sizes enabling more contact with tutors
  • Staff are practising artists
  • Final year exhibition at the Free Range graduate shows in London
  • Good rate of progression to employment
  • Excellent studios and facilities such as printmaking, life room, 3D crafts workshop, ceramics studio and darkrooms

Validated by University of Brighton until the end of 2019-20. Validation by University of the Arts London (UAL) from September 2020: Please note that BA (Hons) Fine Art is ‘subject to validation’. ‘Validation’ is the process by which UAL and the College develops courses. It is developmental in nature and makes sure students get a high quality academic experience. During validation there may be some changes to the course content displayed on this page. Please contact us if you have any questions about this course.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
HE0001-1C 18 Sep 2019 West Durrington Daytime 5 years

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Course requirements

Portfolio and interview.

Individual offer conditions will vary. Normally a relevant A Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Industry experience may be taken into account.

Please complete a personal statement with your application (under 'My evidence' in the online application form).

During the first part of the course, students explore the range of specialist areas through practical workshops and inductions. After this, and for the rest of the course, students may specialise in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography or make work using a range of approaches to fine art without specialising in one area. There is no restriction on students moving between any of the specialisms at any point during the course.

The course includes workshops, crits and seminars, where students of all specialist areas meet to discuss their work and exchange ideas.

Through talks, discussions, gallery visits and their own research, students develop an awareness of the historical and contemporary context of fine art and the ability to critically evaluate their work and that of their contemporaries.

Throughout the course, students develop their professional practice as artists and have exhibitions both in college and in public spaces as well as taking part in other external projects.

Potential careers

  • Practising fine artist
  • Gallery or museum curator or arts administrator
  • University or college art lecturer
  • Secondary school or adult education art teacher
  • Art therapist or art psychotherapist
  • Community artist
  • MA fine art student
  • Photographer, video or website producer
Potential careers
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